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Time to get out of the snow and to the beaches in Florida

Posted by Hurricane Expert on January 6, 2011

Snow Dogs

Florida beach water temperatures for January

After a number of cold fronts, the water temperatures have dropped off in Florida. There has been a slight rebound over the past few days though. As of now beach water temperatures are in the 50’s (brrrr!) on the northwest coast from Pensacola to St. George Island….. and on the northeast coast ( 1st coast and space coast for locals ) from Fernandina beach south to Cape Canaveral.

Water temps are in the 60’s on the sun coast of Florida from Clearwater beach south to Sanibel island as well as on the east coast from Cape Canaveral south to about Stuart.

The warmest water is found from Key West to Stuart where it is in the 70’s. Typically in the winter the warmest water can be found near West Palm beach to Miami where the Gulf Stream nips the coast. It is not unusual to find water temperatures in mid to upper 70’s offshore in the Gulf Stream.

The forecast over the next couple of weeks calls for some strong cold fronts to sweep by. If so, the water temperatures could take a sharp drop, except for the extreme southeastern tip of florida.

Enjoy the water! Keep an eye on the tropics on my Tropicalweather.net weather message board. Please join the conversation!

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2010 Atlantic hurricane season summary

Posted by Hurricane Expert on November 9, 2010

Hurricane Season 2010 summary

The 2010 Atlantic hurricane season turned out to be another busy one, keeping with the trend of more than the last 15 years. Four tropical cyclones gave the U.S. some effects. The most notable was from tropical storm Hermine which brought 5-10+ inches of rain to south and central Texas. There were no direct hits from hurricanes this season in the U.S.. Earl brushed the eastern coast with only a couple of gusts to near hurricane force on Cape Hatteras. Alex hit northeastern Mexico as a category two hurricane, but was a small tropical cyclone. Because of this, the wind damage remained in Mexico. South Texas did see some winds to tropical storm force, but most of the impacts were from locally heavy rainfall in extreme south Texas. Tropical storm Bonnie made landfall in south Florida early in the season with minimal effects. Overall, despite being a busy season, the U.S. fared well. Most of the tropical cyclones traveled the familiar route around the Bermuda high in the open Atlantic ocean.
Keep an eye on the tropics on my Tropicalweather.net weather message board.

Rich Johnson – Tropicalweather.net
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Peak of hurricane season

Posted by Hurricane Expert on September 15, 2010

Igor, Julia, Karl

Igor / Julia / Karl

September 10th is the climatological peak of the north Atlantic hurricane season. This year holds true with three tropical cyclones in the Atlantic basin at this time. As of Wednesday morning, tropical storm Karl is about to make landfall south of Cozumel, Mexico. Hurricanes Igor and Julia are major hurricanes over the open Atlantic water. Igor will need to be watched though as forecasts call for it to come close to Bermuda by Sunday. Julia should remain over the open Atlantic waters.

Check out my forecasts below on my tropicalweather.net message boards if you will be taking a cruise or just have an interest in hurricanes. Thanks!

Rich Johnson – Tropicalweather.net
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Tropical system developing in southeastern Gulf of Mexico

Posted by Hurricane Expert on August 10, 2010

Tropical Disturbance

A low pressure system is develping in the southeastern Gulf of Mexico. This unsettled weather was created by an upper air low pressure center. If one of these upper lows sits over warm water long enough they can transform into a tropical cyclone. It appears that this may be the case. Weather forecast models drift this tropical disturbance northwest toward the northcentral Gulf of Mexico over the next few days. It is forecast to strengthen before landfall. All interests in the northcentral gulf should follow the latest developments.

Join us at tropicalweather.net to get the latest information or chat on our message boards.

Rich Johnson – Tropicalweather.net

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Tropical storm Colin

Posted by Hurricane Expert on August 3, 2010

Tropical Storm Colin

Colin is fighting wind shear and is barely hanging on as a tropical storm. Forecasts indicate that Colin will continue to fight wind shear and is not predicted to reach hurricane status over the next several days. In fact, the wind shear will keep it fighting for survival for a while.

Colin’s track will take it a little northeast of the Leewards in about a day then start to recurve offshore of the eastern seabaord. Some forecasts take it east to near Bermuda, others considerable closer to the U.S. coast. Remember, forecasts estimates several days out have the greater chance of error.

Join me on the tropicalweather.net message boards to follow Colin or leave your own weather comments!

Rich Johnson – Tropicalweather.net

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Important changes to know about this upcoming hurricane season

Posted by Hurricane Expert on February 22, 2010

The National Hurricane Center is going to be doing things a little bit differently this season. There have been some changes to the way watches and warnings are disseminated to the public. I have written a short summary and have included a link on my tropical weather message board under the “eye of the storm” forum.

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“Hurricane Ida” in the Gulf of Mexico

Posted by Hurricane Expert on November 9, 2009

Ida in the gulf of Mexico

Ida in the Gulf of Mexico


Excellent news for travelers and those living on the north Gulf of Mexico coast. Ida in reality is no longer a hurricane. There has been a tremendous transformation overnight of Ida’s structure. For the latest on the tropics please visit my hurricane message board.

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Ida likely to make a comeback…travelers beware.

Posted by Hurricane Expert on November 5, 2009

ida over Nicaragua

Ida over Nicaragua

Ida developed in the southwestern Caribbean Sea in the monsoon trough. It quickly developed and moved into Nicaragua where it has been bringing heavy rain to the area. Officially classified as a minimal hurricane just before landfall, Ida has now weakened to a tropical depression over land.

As Ida heads back over the warm waters of the northwestern Caribbean Sea it will likely strengthen again. Interests in the northwest Caribbean should follow the progress of Ida….which could be for another week. Check my Atlantic hurricane updates for the latest.

Rich Johnson – Tropicalweather.net

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Tropical activity picking up in Atlantic

Posted by Hurricane Expert on September 19, 2009

Sail boat off of North Carolina Coast

Sail boat off of North Carolina Coast


After being unusually inactive during the peak of hurricane season, tropical activity is starting to pick up again.

Remember powerful hurricane Fred? Fred went down in the record books as the most powerful hurricane noted so far southeast in the Atlantic Ocean. Well, Fred may be making a visit to the northern Bahamas and Southeastern U.S. over the next couple of days. Don’t get worried though! What’s left of Fred is now only a strong tropical wave with showers and storms. Rain chances will increase in the northern Bahamas and Southeast U.S. with Fred’s remnants.

It looks like a new tropical depression has formed east of the Lesser Antillies. If strengthening continues it would be called Grace. For the latest on the tropical weather news please check out my hurricane forecasts.

Rich Johnson – Tropicalweather.net

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Watch northwestern Gulf Friday / Saturday

Posted by Hurricane Expert on September 10, 2009

North Carolina Coast

North Carolina Coast


Here we are at the climatological peak of hurricane season – September 10. On average you will have the best chance of finding a tropical storm or hurricane in the Atlantic basin near this time period. As of now we have Fred in the eastern Atlantic Ocean and maybe briefly something else closer to home in the Gulf.

For the latest on this new feature check out my expert hurricane forecasts on my message board link below.

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